• Timelines from Black History

  • Leaders, Legends, Legacies
  • By: DK
  • Narrated by: Nneka Okoye
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Amazing timelines take listeners through the people and the issues that have shaped Black history.

Erased. Ignored. Hidden. Lost. Underappreciated. No longer. Delve into the unique, inspiring, and world-changing history of Black people.

From Frederick Douglass to Oprah Winfrey, and the achievements of ancient African kingdoms to those of the US Civil Rights Movement, Timelines from Black History: Leaders, Legends, Legacies takes kids on an exceptional journey from prehistory to modern times.

This DK children's audiobook boasts more than 30 timelines, which explore the biographies of the famous and the not-so-famous - from royalty to activists, and writers to scientists, and much, much more. Stunning thematic timelines also explain the development of Black history - from the experiences of Black people in the US, to the story of postcolonial Africa.

Did you know that the richest person ever to have lived was a West African? Or that the technology that made the lightbulb possible was developed by an African American inventor and not Thomas Edison? How about the fact that Ethiopia was the only African country to avoid colonization, thanks to the leadership of a brave queen?

Stacked with facts, Timelines from Black History: Leaders, Legacies, Legends is an unforgettable and accessible hive of information on the people and the issues that have shaped Black history.

©2020 Dorling Kindersley (P)2021 DK Audio

Critic Reviews

"An exceptionally satisfying work of nonfiction, this book will be difficult to keep on the shelves.” (School Library Journal)

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